BLOOMINGTON, MN (FOX 9) – The Mall of America went into lockdown after a shooting Friday night that left one person dead after an altercation.
FOX 9 confirms one person was shot dead after two groups of men appeared to have fought, according to police.
“This is just stupid, stupid, stupid,” said Bloomington Police Commissioner Booker Hodges. “Whoever did this, we’ll catch them. And whoever helps them, we’ll lock them up too.”
Bloomington Police initially responded to the Nordstrom location, where they provided life support to the victim before they were pronounced dead. The entire incident lasted about 30 seconds, according to police.
After the lockdown, the mall confirms that everyone has been evacuated and the mall remained closed for the evening. On Saturday it is open again from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Police declined to detail the current presence of metal detectors at Mall of America entrances.
The FOX 9 crew is on the scene working with authorities to confirm details of the victim’s condition and suspect’s whereabouts.
This is an evolving story. Check for updates again.